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Power And The Presidency - Robert Wilson

Power And The Presidency

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9781891620430
Number Of Pages: 176

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This sterling collection of original, never-before-published essays on six fascinating contemporary presidents by some of the leading presidential biographers of our time is must reading for anyone interested in American politics, the history of the American presidency, or the lives of the presidents. Each essay—extending and elaborating on lectures originally delivered as part of the Montgomery Lecture Series at Dartmouth University—explores how a particular president came to power, wielded power, and was changed by power, and how each presidency affected the power of the office itself. The presidencies addressed are those of Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan, and Clinton. Published as our nation begins the process of electing the 43rd president, during a time when some believe the independence of the office itself is at stake, Power and the Presidency is a timely and thought-provoking look at the nature of power in American democracy.

Prefacep. ix
Power and the Presidency: What's Essential Is Invisiblep. 1
Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Sublime Confidence"p. 19
Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy: A Study in Contrastsp. 45
Lyndon B. Johnson: The Race for Powerp. 69
Richard M. Nixon: "I Gave Them a Sword"p. 93
Ronald Reagan: Force of Naturep. 111
William J. Clinton: Loss, Recovery, and Jujitsup. 135
About the Authorsp. 157
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9781891620430
ISBN-10: 1891620436
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1